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    Quote Originally Posted by Circle View Post
    I am failing to see how this is different than other tablets...
    You're paying for the software, basically. There are a few hardware differences. IPS screen, A4 "system on a chip" processing unit, form factor, 3g wireless, etcetera. The user experience is what Apple focuses on, maintaining consistency. As I said before, though, the lack of multitasking makes me want to kick injection molded babies.
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    If they half the price, then I'd be interested.
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    Does this thing still have the OLED screen proposed for it? (Instead of LCD).
    Probably not, if the price is now below $1000, right?
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    Yeah, No OLED screen, just IPS with LED backlighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    This seems like the sort of product where, it seems like the best thing ever before you buy it. But once you do, you realize you have two other gadgets that do the same thing in either a faster or more portable manner.
    That's what I was thinking...if you have a nice laptop, and a touch screen phone, then what do you need this for? It looks cool, but that's not enough to drop hundreds of dollars for.

    I was thinking it seems like a laptop for people who just want to use their laptop for internet browsing, music/book downloading, photo/movie/video viewing, and other entertainment. I could see my mom or sister loving this, since they don't do a lot of real work on their home computers. They might not even need a personal computer if they had a device like this. If you need to do real work or make a phone call, you will still need your other devices though.

    Oh, and the name is awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JocktheMotie View Post
    Depends on what the OS is like...if it's more like the iTouch, no multitasking, no flash support [though HTML5 hopefully will be picking up steam by then], the 4:3 aspect ratio pretty much blows for entertainment purposes...it's a little more than an e-reader but not as good as a netbook.

    Very conflicted, personally.
    There is no flash support. I don't think it looks like much of an alternative to other stuff already on the market. Doesn't seem best suited to any one thing. Who knows.

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    It looks kind of like it'd be awkward to hold. Or uncomfortable to hold I mean. It looks interesting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    EDIT2: the name makes it sound like an electronic feminine product...
    You aren't the only one, apparently:

    Women mock the iPad, calling it iTampon | Technology | Los Angeles Times

    And MadTV had a skit about it years ago - glad I remembered it for such an occasion.

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    I'd never trade my ebook reader for that (the more so after all the trouble I had getting it) since I think luminescent screens aren't really comfortable for prolonged reading.
    Apart from that, the design is really unimaginative.
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    luminescent screens aren't really comfortable for prolonged reading
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